Have you built a Clam Skiff? If so, how is it in rough water? As you probably
know, the Great Lakes can throw up some nasty short steep waves in a hurry
when the wind starts to blow.
I got the Cabin Clam Skiff plans from PCB&F last winter, and do unroll and
study them from time to time. Maybe I should just build the thing (without
cabin) and find out for myself ...
> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 22:11:18 -0500 (EST)
> From: thomas dalzell <proaconstrictor@...>
> Subject: Re: Panga (como en BC Sur)
> As you dougtless know, Bolger considers the Clam Skiff
> etc... to be a V hull. That is obviously a bit of an
> exageration, but about 10 years ago I wrote him to see
> what he thought of the Clam Skiff as a Bonefisher, you
> know a flats skiff. The question was sort of "do you
> think I could get away with using the CS, or wouldn't
> I be better off getting you to design for me a a real
> Bonefishing skiff". He was all for my just adding the
> decks, consoles, rod carrying gear in a Clam skiff.
- No I never did build mine, I am not really a motor
boat person, though I am an avid fly fisherman, and at
the time of asking was just back from a trip to the
keys. Sort of inexplicably (I am just across the lake
from you) I built a catamaran fishing boat instead.
I don't know how the Clam skiff would do in the spray,
but I think that with a large enough center strip, it
would take the wave action quite well. A number of
people who drop in here from time to time have built
them, and maybe they can comment.
>>>Have you built a Clam Skiff? If so, how is it inrough water? As you probably <BR>
know, the Great Lakes can throw up some nasty short
steep waves in a hurry <BR>
when the wind starts to blow.<BR>
I got the Cabin Clam Skiff plans from PCB&F last
winter, and do unroll and <BR>
study them from time to time. Maybe I should just
build the thing (without <BR>
cabin) and find out for myself ...<BR>
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